Advice Please!!

Decorating By sdoly Updated 21 Apr 2010 , 3:13am by casme

sdoly Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 3:52pm
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So i am making my first wedding cake a a favour to my friend. She wants a 3 tier cake but doesn't have a big guest list, maybe 100 people.

My question is would it look odd if I did it using pan sizes 6", 10" & 12"? I know generally it is best to stack cakes when there is a 4" difference in size.


Thanks for any help in advance!!!

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KristasKakes78 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 4:10pm
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Most cakes that you see on cc have a 2" difference between layers eg:10",8" and 6" looks nice.
I made one for a 100 person wedding and did these sizes with three 2" high cakes on each tier.HTH

online_annie Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 4:13pm
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May I suggest altering the 2nd tier to a 9" pan. Your tiers would be 6", 9" & 12" . You only loose an inch and it stays in proportion. Just a thought. I give the gift of cake for wedding gifts as well. Helps me hone my skills and I don't have to search for a gift. Not to mention...my gift is remembered long after others have been forgotten.

Jenn2179 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 4:14pm
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To serve 100 I use a 6, 9, and 12 in round.

mamawrobin Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 4:17pm
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6/9/12 is perfect to feed 100. Also a 3 inch difference in tier size looks very nice.

Good luck with your cake. What a nice thing to do four your friend thumbs_up.gif

mayo2222 Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 4:37pm
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If you end up going the 6/10/12 route you may want to consider some larger flowers around the the 6 inch tier, otherwise the 6/9/12 is a great route to go

casme Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 3:13am
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I agree, 6-9-12, I use styrofoam dummies stacked to see if I like the placement or sizes, even mixed round with square before I start my cakes. Just a thought for the future.

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